I have a close friend who is hands down the best cook in the world (actually, tied with my mother). Everything she makes in the kitchen is scrumptious, delicious, and out of this world good (she is also beautiful, loving, caring, stylish — damn I have AMAZING FRIENDS!!!!!). So when I was at her house last week and devoured a whole gallon of salad, I had to know HOW DO I MAKE THAT DRESSING? The salad was simple — cabbage and tomatoes — but I couldn’t stop eating it. It was the most delicious two ingredient salad I had ever tasted — all because of the dressing. My friend, embarrassed, said that the dressing was store bought (not her typical style) and said it cost her $17 for the bottle (NYC — your prices are totally bonkers a$$ crazy!).
So, the researcher and explorer that I am, I found the dressing. At $4.50 a jar! Direct from the source! A small business (one product only!) with a cult following!
It feels like finding GOLD!!!! I keep on high-fiving and congratulating myself for being so awesome and finding the incredible salad dressing at a good price. And let me tell you — this company gives me faith in mankind and makes me think that people are good, loyal, and well intended people. Why?
Crane Crest doesn’t have a website. You can’t order online. You just call a phone number, leave a voicemail with your name, address, and the number of jars (multiple of 6) you want to order. And lo and behold, a day or two later, a box comes with the salad dressing and the invoice. YEP — that is right!! You get the salad dressing BEFORE you pay. This company has faith that people will pay (yes, not only will I pay, but I will now be a loyal customer) upon delivery.
Note: most people, myself included this whole experience, think of French dressing as orange. That is Americanized French dressing. Traditionally, French dressing is vinaigrette. Read more here.
So not only is this salad dressing delicious and life changing, but the company itself is well run and unique. Do me a favor and order the salad dressing for your family (and neighbors). SO good. Have a good weekend!